Devolution is about giving more power and control to communities, and local people need to have their say on decisions that affect them.
The Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 – developed by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) on behalf of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – sets out long-term proposals to create a cleaner, greener, more prosperous city region through better connections and simpler travel. The Strategy considers all aspects of travel from local neighbourhoods to global markets and focuses on creating an integrated, sustainable and co-ordinated transport system which supports a wide range of different travel needs.
The consultation was launched in July by Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, and gives people in Heywood and Middleton and the Greater Manchester area the opportunity to shape the future of travel in the region.
I’d like as many local people as possible to have their say on the proposals and to help shape the strategy. Devolution is intended to make sure that more decisions are made by people in the areas they affect, so it’s vital for residents to have their say and play their part. Transport infrastructure is key to our region’s future growth and prosperity, so we need to get our strategy right, and as part of that the city region leaders need to know the views of residents.
In the words of Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester Tony Lloyd: ‘This is about creating a world-class transport system for the future that will help us realise the ambitions of this great city region of ours. The Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 is about creating long-term plans to help build a successful, resilient Greater Manchester, ready for future challenges and opportunities. We’re now handing over to the public and I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to have their say on these proposals and help to shape the future of transport in our region.’
The consultation is open until September 26th but don’t wait until the last minute – have your say today.